Welcome and thank you for visiting!
Living with diabetes is no easy thing. At Midtown Health Center, we understand that the most important part of your health is what happens when you leave the doctor’s office and enter your real life.
This website is here to give you the information you need to be successful managing your health at home. We hope it will encourage you and motivate you. Remember, this information is never a replacement for seeing your doctor – only a way to help you understand health information better. We want you to feel more prepared to make healthy changes in your everyday life.
If you look at the menu on the sidebar, you can click on the links to view different types of information. You will find educational videos, health tips, a monthly diabetic newsletter, printable tools, and links to other good diabetes websites. If you have questions about any of the information, you may contact the Nurse Case Manager who writes this website, Amanda.
At this time, our site is geared towards people with diabetes. We do hope to expand to include other health topics in the future. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for updates about special events at the clinic, and my twitter feed to help you find more health tips.
Let’s Get Started…
Here’s what we know. You are not alone: According to the American Diabetes Association, 30 million people in the U. S. have diabetes. There are many genetic factors that put us at risk for diabetes, and no one fully understands what causes some people to get diabetes while others do not. We do know that living a healthy lifestyle can help prevent the onset of diabetes, and slow or reverse its progression.
We also know that diabetes, if left uncontrolled, can cause serious health problems that are hard to treat and cause unnecessary pain and suffering for many people.
We also know that if diabetes is well treated and well controlled in its early stages, people are less likely to suffer from the very serious problems and can live healthy, well-balanced lives.
There are three things that are proven to improve diabetic control:
- Taking Medicine
- Diabetic Diet
- Staying Active
It sounds easy, but we all know that doing these things in our everyday lives can prove to be very difficult.
We all have different stress, problems, financial issues, and trouble staying motivated. Stick with us and we hope you will learn ways to better control your diabetes.
P.S. You can use this link to get to our clinic’s website: